The National Youth Jazz Collective (NYJC) supports the creative and educational needs of the young jazz musician, focusing on small group composition and improvisation within a pathway of progression from beginners to young professionals.
NYJC was founded in 2007 and is led by Founding Artistic Director, multi award-winning composer, educator and record producer, Issie Barratt, cited in Radio 4’s 2018 power list as one of the 40 most influential women in the music industry. Issie is supported by an experienced Programme Manager and Finance Manager, 75 internationally renowned teaching artists and a knowledgeable and skilled Board of Trustees.
NYJC is a Charity, Company and National Portfolio Organisation, receiving regular core funding from Arts Council England and the Department for Education, with additional project support from various Trusts and Foundations.
2022 will mark NYJC’s 15th birthday. In our first 15 years we have focused on piloting and developing a successful artistic programme, creating an award-winning pedagogy and effective progression route, supported by a range of online teaching and learning materials and a thriving alumni network that includes many of the leading figures in UK jazz.
It is now time for us to focus on growing our management team to support our organisational development and build on our growing family of alumni to ensure NYJC can continue to support talented young musicians across England.
We want our organisation to be efficient and effective, enabling us to match the high-quality artistic programme we’re known and celebrated for.